Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Jan 3:
Noted social activits, freedom fighter and litterateur Girija Bhusan Patnaik passed away here today after a protracted illness, at the age of 85.
Orissa Sahitya Academy Award winner writer breathed his last at the Kalabikash Kendra Marg residence here in the wee hours today.
He has penned several award-winning including Jibanara Bateghate, Jibana Janapatahare, Jibana Smrutiru Khie, Baunu Bazaar tepana Gali, Gandhi and Modern Time and Buddhism & Jainism among others.
Patnaik activiely participated in freedom struggle at a tender age of 11 in 1942. He began his career as a lawyer in 1958.